Enoplida

plural noun

En·​op·​li·​da
eˈnäplədə
: an order of Aphasmidia that comprises nematode worms with the esophagus divisible into two regions and the amphids saccular or poriform and that is usually divided into the suborders Enoplina, Dorylaimina, and Dioctophymatina compare chromadorida
enoploid
(ˈ)e¦näplȯid
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Enoplus, genus of nematodes (from Greek enoplos armed) + -ida

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“Enoplida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Enoplida. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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